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Publications (citation>3500,H-index 26,† co-first author, * corresponding author)

  1. Y. Gong, Y. Li, J. Chen, H. Guo, C. Sun, C. Li, R. Cao, S. Jiao, L. Huang, W. Yang*, and Y. Yu*. “Semiconductive-Ferroelectric-Enhanced Photo-Electrochemistry with Collective Improvements on Light Absorption, Charge Separation, and Carrier Transportation” Adv. Mater. Interfaces, 2021, 2101227.

    Before 2021

  2. Y. Yu, S. Brandt, N. J. Nicolas, and J. Aizenberg. “Colorimetric Ethanol Indicator Based on Instantaneous, Localized Wetting of a Photonic Crystal” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, 12, 1, 1924-1929.
  3. H. Yue, Y. Yang, Y. Xiao, Z. Dong, S. Cheng, Y. Yin, C. Ling, W. Yang*, Y. Yu* and S. Yang*. “Boron Additive Passivated Carbonate Electrolytes for Stable Cycling of 5 V Lithium–metal Batteries” J. Mater. Chem. A., 2019, 7, 2, 594-602.
  4. Y. Long, Y. Yu, X. Yin, J. Li, C. Carlos, X. Du, Y. Jiang, X. Wang. “Effective Anti-Biofouling Enabled by Surface Electric Disturbance from Water Wave-Driven Nanogenerator” Nano Energy, 2019, 57, 558-565.
  5. J. Li, L. Kang, Y. Long, H. Wei, Y. Yu, et al. “Implanted Battery-Free Direct-Current Micro-Power Supply from in Vivo Breath Energy Harvesting” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10, 49, 42030-42038.
  6. K. Zhao, C. Sun, Y. Yu, et al. “Surface Gradient Ti-Doped MnO2 Nanowires for High-Rate and Long-Life Lithium Battery” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10, 51, 44376-44384.
  7. Q. Pang, C. Sun, Y. Yu, K. Zhao, Z. Zhang, P. M. Voyles, G. Chen, Y. Wei and X. Wang. “H2V3O8 Nanowire/Graphene Electrodes for Aqueous Rechargeable Zinc Ion Batteries with High Rate Capability and Large Capacity” Adv. Energy Mater., 2018, 8, 19, 1800144.
  8. J. Li, L. Kang, Y. Yu, Y. Long, J. Jeffery, W. Cai, X. Wang. “Study of Long-Term Biocompatibility and Bio-Safety of Implantable Nanogenerators” Nano Energy, 2018, 51, 728-735.
  9. P. Tian, Y. Yu, X. Yin, X. Wang. “Wafer-scale 1-nm Ni(OH)2 Nanosheet with Superior Electrocatalytic activity for Oxygen Evolution Reaction” Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 11, 5054-5059.
  10. Q. Pang, Y. Zhao, Y. Yu, X. Bian, X. Wang, Y. Wei, Y. Gao, G. Chen. “VS4 Nanoparticles Anchored on Graphene Sheets as a High-Rate and Stable Electrode Material for Sodium Ion Batteries” ChemSusChem, 2018, 11, 4, 735-742.
  11. K. Zhao, C. Wang, Y. Yu, M. Yan, Q. Wei, P. He, Y. Dong, Z. Zhang, X. Wang, L. Mai. “Ultrathin Surface Coating Enables Stabilized Zinc Metal Anode” Adv. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 5, 16, 1800848.
  12. X. Chen, L. German, J. Bong, Y. Yu, M. Starr, Y. Qin, Z. Ma, X. Wang. “Decoupling the Charge Collecting and Screening Effects in Piezotronics-Regulated Photoelectrochemical Systems by Using Graphene as the Charge Collector” Nano Energy, 2018, 48, 377-382.
  13. Y. Yu†, C. Sun†, et al. “Metastable Intermediates in Amorphous Titanium Oxide: A Hidden Role Leading to Ultra-Stable Photoanode Protection” Nano Lett., 2018, 18, 8, 5335-5342.
  14. Y. Yu, X. Wang. “Piezotronics in Photo-Electrochemistry”, Adv. Mater., 2018, 30, 43, 1800154.
  15. Z. Zhang, Y. Yu, C. Yao, Z. Li, G. Suo, J. Wu, X. Wang, M. Zhi, and Z. Hong. “Mesoporous Carbon Nanofiber Network Derived from Agarose for Supercapacitor Electrode”, J Nanopart Res, 2018, 20.
  16. Y. Yu†, Z. Zhang†, et al. “Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Efficiency and Stability Using a Conformal TiO2 Film on a Black Silicon Photoanode” Nature Energy, 2017, 2, 6, 17045.
  17. F. Wu†, Y. Yu†, H. Yang, L. N. German, Z. Li, W. Yang, L. Huang, W. Shi, L. Wang, and X. Wang. “Simultaneous Enhancement of Charge Separation and Hole Transportation in TiO2-SrTiO3 Core-Shell Nanowire Photoelectrochemical System” Adv. Mater., 2017, 29, 28, 1701432.
  18. F. Wang†, Y. Yu†, X. Yin, P. Tian, and X. Wang. “Wafer-scale Synthesis of Ultrathin CoO Nanosheets with Enhanced Electrochemical Catalytic Properties” J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 19, 9060-9066.
  19. Y. Dong, B. Wang, K. Zhao, Y. Yu, X. Wang, L. Mai, and S. Jin. “Air-Stable Porous Fe2N Encapsulated in Carbon Microboxes with High Volumetric Lithium Storage Capacity and a Long Cycle Life”. Nano Lett., 2017, 17, 9, 5740-5746.
  20. C. Yao, X. Yin, Y. Yu, Z. Cai, X. Wang. “Chemically-Functionalized Natural Cellulose Materials for Effective Triboelectric Nanogenerator Development” Adv. Funct. Mater., 2017, 27, 30, 1700794.
  21. J. Su, Z. Li, Y. Yu, X. Wang. “Atomic Layer Deposition for Advanced Electrode Design in Photoelectrochemical and Triboelectric Systems” Adv. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 4, 4, 1600835.
  22. H. Li, Z. Li, Y. Yu, Y. Ma, W. Yang, F. Wang, X. Yin, X. Wang. “Surface Plasmon Resonance Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting from Au Nanoparticle-Decorated 3D TiO2 Nanorod Architectures” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121, 22, 12071-12079.
  23. B. Yang, C. Yao, Y. Yu, Z. Li, X. Wang. “Nature Degradable, Flexible, and Transparent Conductive Substrates from Green and Earth-Abundant Materials” Sci. Rep., 2017, 7, 1, 4936.
  24. Y. Yu, H. Sun, H. Orbay, F. Chen, C.G. England, W. Cai, X. Wang. “Biocompatibility and in vivo Operation of Implantable Mesoporous PVDF-Based Nanogenerators” Nano Energy, 2016, 27, 275-281.
  25. Y. Yu, and X. Wang. “Chemical Modification of Polymer Surfaces for Advanced Triboelectric Nanogenerator Development” Extreme Mech. Lett., 2016, 6, 514-530.
  26. Z. Zhang, C. Yao, Y. Yu, Z. Hong, M. Zhi, X. Wang. “Mesoporous Piezoelectric Polymer Composite Films with Tunable Mechanical Modulus for Harvesting Energy from Liquid Pressure Fluctuation” Adv. Funct. Mater., 2016, 26, 37, 6760-6765.
  27. C. Yao, A. Hernandez, Y. Yu, Z. Cai, X. Wang. “Triboelectric Nanogenerators and Power-Boards from Cellulose Nanofibrils and Recycled Materials” Nano Energy, 2016, 30, 103-108.
  28. G. Suo, Y. Yu, Z. Zhang, S. Wang, P. Zhao, J. Li, X. Wang. “Piezoelectric and Triboelectric Dual Effects in Mechanical Energy Harvesting Using BaTiO3/Polydimethylsiloxane Composite Film” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8, 50, 34335-34341.
  29. F. Cao, J. Xiong, F. Wu, Q. Liu, Z. Shi, Y. Yu, X. Wang, L. Li “Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Performance from Rationally Designed Anatase/Rutile TiO2 Heterostructures” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8, 19, 12239-12245.
  30. L. Zhang, Y. Yu, G. P. Eyer, G. Suo, L. A. Kozik, M. Fairbanks, X. Wang, T. L. Andrew. “All-Textile Triboelectric Generator Compatible with Traditional Textile Process” Adv. Mater. Technol., 2016, 1, 9, 1600147.
  31. Y. Yu, Z. Li, et al. “Sequential Infiltration Synthesis of Doped Polymer Films with Tunable Electrical Properties for Efficient Triboelectric Nanogenerator Development” Adv. Mater., 2015, 27, 33, 4938-4944.
  32. W. Yang†, Y. Yu†, et al. “Ferroelectric Polarization-Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting in TiO2-BaTiO3 Core-Shell Nanowire Photoanodes” Nano Lett., 2015, 15, 11, 7574-7580.
  33. H. Li†, Y. Yu†, M. B. Starr, Z. Li, and X. Wang. “Piezotronic-Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Reactions in Ni(OH)2-Decorated ZnO Photoanodes” J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2015, 6, 17, 3410-3416.
  34. Y. Yu, J. Li, et al. “Development of Lead Iodide Perovskite Solar Cells Using Three-Dimensional Titanium Dioxide Nanowire Architectures” ACS Nano, 2015, 9, 1, 564-572.
  35. Y. Yu, X. Yin, et al. “Evolution of Hollow TiO2 Nanostructures via the Kirkendall Effect Driven by Cation Exchange with Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Performance” Nano Lett., 2014, 14, 5, 2528-2535.
  36. X. Wang, Z. Li, J. Shi, Y. Yu. “One-Dimensional Titanium Dioxide Nanomaterials: Nanowires, Nanorods, and Nanobelts” Chem. Rev., 2014, 114, 19, 9346-9384.
  37. Z. Li, C. Yao, Y. Yu, Z. Cai, X. Wang. “Highly-Efficient Capillary Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting Using Cellulose Nanofiber-Templated TiO2 Photoanodes” Adv. Mater., 2014, 26, 14, 2262-2267.
  38. Z. Zhang, Q. Liao, Y. Yu, X. Wang, Y, Zhang. “Enhanced photoresponse of ZnO nanorods-based self-powered photodetector by piezotronic interface engineering” Nano Energy, 2014, 9, 237-244.
  39. X. Han, P. Tian, H. Pang, Q. Song, G. Ning, Y. Yu, H. Fang. “Facile Synthesis of Magnetic Hierarchical MgO-MgFe2O4 Composites and Their Adsorption Performance towards Congo Red” RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 53, 28119-28125.

   X. Wang, C. Yao, A. Hernandez, Y. Yu. “Triboelectric Nanogenerators Based on Chemically Treated Cellulose”, U.S. Patent No. 10277147, 2019

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